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south korea is released from the hospital after a
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vicious knife attack. aviation disaster. three french sports stars are among the dead in a helicopter crash in argentina. and an incredible rescue. we'll explain how a toddler was able to survive after being trap for 14 hours in a smashed car in a freezing river. big stories to get to for you. hello, and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm errol barnett. this is "cnn newsroom." re leaving a hospital in seoul. mark leppert of injured in a surprise knife attack last thursday as he was about to give a speech. our senior international correspondent, ivan watson was at the conference and joins us
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live from seoul. what about the ambassador say, and how bad were his injuries in the end? >> reporter: he had about a four-inch gash in his check from this knife and had a stab wound to his wrist and arm. five days after a korean nationalist with a history of kind of violent protests and a criminal record five days amarkfter lipper stabbed, he emerged into a room of korean journalists and said he was feeling pretty darn good. listen to an excerpt of his statement. >> you know i feel pretty darn good all things considered. i mean it was obviously a scary incident. but i am walking, talking, holding my baby you know hugging my wife. so i'm -- i just feel really
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good. i've got a little rehab left to do on the arm. the face feels good. thanks to the great medical professionals, i feel, like i said pretty darn good. >> reporter: the u.s. ambassador received an outpouring of support here in seoul after these injuries he got a visit from the korean president, the leaders of the top political parties here the heads of the parliament here and there are also showers of support in the streets. yesterday we you saw hundreds of korean war veterans holding south korean and american flags in support of him. there were even prayer vigils for him. this has been a top story with questions about potential security lapses that the suspect, who had a previous record for throwing a piece of concrete at a japanese diplomat how was he able to get into the place, how was he able to get a
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knife into the meeting where the ambassador of speak inging last thursday. when asked about security precautions, the ambassador said he had enjoyed feeling safe in this country, and that security precautions would probably be re-examine re-examined, and they amy take appropriate measures afterwards. they didn't discuss details. he did not discuss the fact that north korea -- >> all right. it seems we've lost our connect with ivan watson there in seoul. speaking about ambassador lippert being in high spirits despite the attack and how this put attention on the suspect who had a record of attacking dip months before. -- diplomats before. we can report the ambassador is in good spirits, and he its's strengthened his resolve to do his work. in other stories in
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argentina, ten people have been killed including two french o limpians after two helicopters -- french olympians after two helicopters crashed. the state news agency reports the weather of pretty good at the time. passengers were on their way to film a survival show call "dropped." among the victims, olympic medalist s medalists. a long distance sailor was also kill. protesters outraged and demanding answers in madison, wisconsin, after another unarmed teenager is shot to death by police. they've been demonstrating since the 19-year-old, tony robinson, was killed friday. his family was protesters to remain peaceful. his uncle says it highlights the systemic targeting of young black men in the u.s. egory tuchman with more on the
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investigation -- gary tuchman with more on the investigation and how the skmunt coping. we will not accept the police department shooting one our children! >> reporter: the basic fact is not disputed. a 19-year-old biracial man was shot and killed by a white police officer named matt kenny inside this home. there are so many questions about why it happened. this past friday a call came in to madison police headquarters this a disturbance of taking place on the street. as officers raced to the scene, they were told additional calls were coming in about the disturbance. and one particular name was being mentioned. >> look for a male black, light skin tan jacket outside yelling and jumping in front of cars. 19 years of age, name is tony robinson. >> reporter: the calls about tony robinson continued to come in to police. >> apparently tony hit one of his friends, no weapons seen. >> reporter: then a man called saying he had been assaulted by robinson. >> the victim will be waiting at
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the restaurant at 11:46 willy street. suspect's current iii gas station in the area. no shirt on now. >> reporter: 30 seconds later -- >> apparently another call for the same suspect. went inside 11. 11 went inside 11. 11125 williamson street. tried to strangle another person. >> reporter: the building with the red awning where the man who said he was of victimized waiting for police. at the gas station while robinson was seen without his shirt. across the street from the gas station, you see the police cars. this is the house where it happened. the officer went to the door where the tarp is and that's where he fired the shots. a neighbor in the dow pinellas county says she heard -- in the duplexs says she heard it happen. she said two brothers shared the other unit in the you do you politics and robinson was of their friend. >> i heard wrestling, things being knock over. my kitchen wall -- ceiling shook and the light.
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i figured somebody -- something was going on. i heard somebody go down the stairs and heard the shots. >> reporter: you hear the gunshots? >> yes. >> reporter: how many did you hear? >> four is on sick-- four to six. >> reporter: the police officer struck robinson in the head. he's had problems with the law and pleaded guilty to participating in an armed robbery in madison last year and was of serving probation as a result. the man who shot him, officer kenny, has been placed on paid administrative leave. jim palmer is the police union director and represents the officer. did he have a taser, and why didn't he use the taser first? >> i believe that's something we won't comment on, whether or not he had a taser. typically i will tell you an officer won't use a taser unless they have lethal backup. >> reporter: if they don't have someone else with a gun, you're not supposed to use your taser in bisque? >> that's right.
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>> reporter: an investigation is underway into the shooting death of tony robinson. the union chief saying it will take a minimum of four to six months to complete. cnn, madison, wisconsin. officials at the university of oklahoma are trying to figure out how to punish the fraternity members caught on video chanting a racial slur. members of the sigma alpha epsilon chapter have until midnight to pack and get out. the school president says they won't be back. >> reporter: caught on video, the members in unicon proudly belt out a racist chant using the "n" word and call for black people to hang from a tree. two short cell phone clips caught saturday on a bus pack bed with sae fraternity members on a party bus from the university of oklahoma. ou student chelsea davis was one of the first to see the clip.
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>> clearly this isn't anything new. it wasn't something they learned overnight. it was of something well versed that everybody on the bus felt privileged to to say and proudly slap at. >> reporter: davis tweeted the university's president about the unspeakable bigotry saying "racism is alive at the university of oklahoma." she's the co-founder of unheard, a black student alliance advocating for cultural change on campus. >> what makes them think it's okay to act this way? because nobody's said anything challenged them before nobody's mandated that they have cultural sensitive training? it starts at the top. >> reporter: davis says someone sent her the clip anonymously, she says the sbafr nothing new. >> 50 years after selma, and we're still fighting for the same things this martin luther king jr. was fighting for years ago. it's sad and hurtful. it's really hurtful that students can think that this is okay. >> reporter: ou president david borne minced no words -- >> we don't have room for
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racists and bigots at this university. [ applause ] >> reporter: monday the university said sae had to go giving its members until midnight tuesday to remove their belongs from the house. parents and students seen packing bags and filling u-haul u-hauls. in the back drop a graffiti wall appears to read "tear it down." sae's national leadership says the incident is not a reflection of the fraternity's values. >> it's appalling and disgusting wherever people take. themselves to do something like this. it affects the entire organization. >> reporter: one student i spoke to here says she was shocked sae was the fraternity caught because there are frats here that are much worse. she's calling for the entire greek system to be investigated. snep norman -- cnn, norman oklahoma. now the national president for sigma alpha epsilon also apologizing for the video. take a look at what he says. "this behavior is in no way reflective of who we are as saes and what we stand for.
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to those hurt and offended by these actions, especially the african-american community and our many african-american brothers i apologize on behalf of our now-closed chapter and its members who will be expelled." there's been another train derailment in the u.s. this one in north carolina. it was captured on a camera phone. take a look. >> oh my god -- oh, my god! oh, my god! oh! [ screams ] >> that eyewitness only able to scream and watch it unfold. the amtrak passenger train was traveling from charles north carolina to new york -- from charlotte, north carolina, to new york when it hit a tractor-trailer on the tracks. the force of the collision forced the first two cars of the train to derail. 220 pamg 00 passengers and crew were on board when the crash happened. 55 passengers taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. the state highway patrol says no
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criminal charges will be filed. another big story we're following for you, u.s. republican lawmakers are defying the traditional notion that politics stops at the water's edge meaning the president dictates foreign policy. instead, nearly four dozen senators have publicly addressed themselves to iranian leaders with a warning about their nuclear program. michelle kaczynski has more. >> reporter: 47 republican senators put their names today to this open letter to iran informing iran that it may not fully understand our constitutional system and a warning that the senate must ratify international agreements which in reality isn't the case for a deal like this. and they go on to say that any nuclear agreement not voted in by congress will be viewed as "nothing more than an executive agreement between president obama and ayatollah khomeini," which the next president could revoke with the stroke of a pen.
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this president had a pointed response. >> i think it's somewhat ironic to some members of congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in iran. an unusual coalition. >> reporter: the surprising move was led by senator tom cotton who today defended it. >> the only thing unprecedented is that an american president negotiated a nuclear deal with the leading sponsor of state terrorism without submitting it to congress for approval. >> reporter: democrats wasted no time pouncing on this as bizarre, cynical, a desperate ploy to sabotage negotiations. >> juvenile political attacks is a kind of pettiness that diminishes us as a country. >> reporter: senator durbinin said the letter weakens america's hand highlights our political divisions to the world, and had a warning of his own. if these negotiations fail a military response to iran developing their nuclear capability becomes more likely. these republican snares should
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think twice about whether their political stunt is worth the threat of another war in the middle east. >> the fact is they're against a deal. if they're so ashamed of the position why wouldn't they advocate it publicly? >> reporter: the white house would. say whether such letter harms or threatens delicate negotiations with iran. it will only say it interfears. congress -- interferes. congress would have some role, ultimately to remove the tough sanctions against iran or not if that were part of the deal. interestingly, the white house revealed today that that would only happen years down the road from a deal. a number of years, they said after iran proves itself willing to comply. michelle kaczynski, cnn, the white house. just ahead, putin's admission. the russian president the's candid comments on the -- president's candid commence on the takeover in crimia. a toddler survived 14 hours in a flipped and partially submerged car.
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the annexation of crimea weeks before initially thought. it comes amid controversy over the murder of russian opposition figure boris nemtsov. >> reporter: five suspects in the aassassination of russian opposition leader boris nemtsov are led into jail with their heads bowed. a sixth suspect never made it into custody. as police closed in officials say he blew himself up. all the men are chechnyan. one confessed. >> translator: i love the prophet muhammad. >> reporter: a reference to one of the leads by vladimir putin's investigators that islamist extremists could have killed nemtsov because he spoke out against the charlie hebdo attacks. >> confessions in russian law enforcement are usually coerced. confessions are not to be trusted. >> reporter: this journalist left russia because of threats she received. on putin's denial ofnisment in the them -- of nemtsov's denial. >> of he going to say i killed
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her, of he going to say i'm going to step aside and let an independent investigation explore the possibility that i was actually the murderer or that i gave formal or informal order to have nemtsov killed? >> reporter: despite the fact that nemtsov was of gunned down close to the kremlin, there are conflicting reports on whether the attack was captured on security cameras. the only witness, nemtsov's girlfriend who was with him at the time. she was interviewed by investigators, then fled to ukraine. nemtsov was days from issuing a report exposing russia's involvement in the fighting in ukraine. spun revealing what he said the moment -- putin is revealing what he said in the moment he decided to annex crimea. he describes a late night meeting with his inner circle in february of last year. >> translator: i said to all colleagues we have to start working on the return of crimea to russia. >> reporter: a few days later unidentified gunmen took over crimea's parliament from the
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proxy fighting in ukraine to the nemtsov investigation analysts are worrying about what an unchecked vladimir putin might do next. >> if he were to decide for example, to challenge the baltic states conduct proviocations there, the united states would be forced to stop aggression in the baltic states. that's a clear danger. >> reporter: as u.s. officials watch every fluf vladimir putin very closely -- move from vladimir putin very closely, they're pressing for transparency in the nemtsov case. a state department official telling cnn they're hoping for a thorough investigation, not "another whitewash of justice." brianed todd cnn, washington. the white house declaring venezuela a national security threat and just slapped sanctions on seven officials for human rights abuses. venezuela's president called it an aggression against the people of venezuela. president obama's executive order accuses the official of
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i am happy to report a toddler in the u.s. who was trapped in a car in freezing water is improving. she's getting better. 18-month-old lily is singing and laughing. quite a change from a day ago when lily spent 14 hours hanging upside down in that smashed car. her mother was killed in the crash. senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen explains how lily of able to stay alive. >> reporter: late friday night, a man living in this neighborhood outside of salt lake city hears a crash. he looks outside his door and sees nothing. what he doesn't know a car has skidded off the road and is partially submerged in the span ifork river. it takes until non-time saturday for it to be started. a official sees the overturned vehicle in the water. >> the witness said there was an arm he could see in the vehicle. >> reporter: the fisherman calls 911. spanish fork police officers respond and wade out to the car. >> felt like i could hear
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somebody telling me they needed help. it was very surreal. something that i felt like i could hear. >> reporter: they're not sure where the voice came from. when they get to the car, the scene is grim. 25-year-old lynn jennifer grossbeck is dead in the driver's seat. in the back seat rescuers find her daughter lily just 18 months old, in her car seat hanging upside down in a part of the car not submerged in the water. the toddler is unconscious and unresponsive but alive. the officers flip the car over. >> raised the car up out of the water. as i tried to release the seat belt. >> the child was passed to me and i just ran up and climbed in the ambulance with the child. >> reporter: for 14 hours, lily survived hanging upside down in freezing temperatures in the upper 20s with no food or water. >> it's amazing, children are very resilient. i think sometimes we don't realize how much they can
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withstand. >> reporter: as for the temperature, being cold might actually have helped lily. >> when you become hypothermic, it slows the body down. metabolism drops. your oxygen consumption drops. your glucose metabolism in use drobs. ends up being -- drops. it end up being neuroprotective. >> reporter: the main reason lily survived is her mother buckled her in a car seat so she didn't go through a window or drown. something that isn't surprising to jennifer participates sister. >> she loved lily with all her heart. >> reporter: primary children's medical center says the toddler is in stable condition and improving. the family shared this today -- "her improvement is astounding. right now shows watching "dora" and singing "wheels on the bus" with grandma. she's smiling and laughing for family. we're blown away by lily's progress and so grateful to her rescuers." cnn reporting. >> of course we send our best
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wishes to baby lily and her family. organizers of the dog show are downplaying rumors that other canines were poison at the event. accusations of dog poisoning were printed on the front pages of several british newspapers tuesday. you see a 3-year-old irish setter died when he returned home to belgium on friday. a day after taking second prize in his class. now an investigation is underway, but his owners are in shock. they want to know who would be able to carry out such a crime. >> the dogs only -- if we thought so it will be hard to continue and all our hard work would be wasted. we ask you to unite in concentrating on identifying who may have done this. we want to continue to breed, show, and have fun with our dog who we are all so proud of. >> craft says they will punish anyone who deliberately plus dogs' lives at risk. it locks like former u.s.
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secretary of state hillary clinton could be ready to break her silence. we'll bring you the latest on her e-mail scandal and whether the damage may already be done. plus, a rocky -- iraqi forces are closing in on isis in tikrit. now hear what a top commander there says about u.s. involvement. stay with us. boy: once upon a time, there was a nice house that lived with a family. one day, it started to rain and rain. water got inside and ruined everybody's
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he's out there. there's a guy out there whose making a name for himself in a sport where your name and maybe a number are what define you. somewhere in that pack is a driver that can intimidate the intimidator. a guy that can take the king 7 and make it 8. heck. maybe even 9. make no mistake about it. they're out there. i guarantee it. welcome to the nascar xfinity series. hello, and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm errol barnett. let's update you on our big stories. i feel pretty darn good says the u.s. ambassador to south korea. mark lippert saying that to
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reporters before leaving the hospital in seoul a short time ago. he was injured in a knife attack last thursday as he was about to give a speech. police say the suspect was against joint u.s. and south korean military drills. in argentina ten people have been killed including two french olympians. two helicopters were involved in a midair collision shortly after takeoff. they were on their way to film a survival reality tv show. the olympic medalists were among the victims. in ukraine, pro-russian rebels have pulled a significant amount of heavy weapons from the battlefield according to the ukrainian president. the withdrawal is part of a shaky cease-fire deal agreed to last month. hillary clinton plans to address the controversy about her e-mail habits while she was u.s. secretary of state. that's what sources close to her tell cnn. the whole issue is raising questions about clinton considered a top presidential contender for 2016. jeff zeleny has more.
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thank you for joining us as we take on this great unfinished business of the 21st century. >> reporter: hillary clinton talking about unfinished business. tonight she's still not answering questions surrounding her state department emails. >> will you explain the emails secretary clinton? >> based on 20 years of data -- >> reporter: in new york clinton was talking about not about the controversy threatening to consume her for the second week. with daughter chelsea by her side she tried sticking to women's equality. >> there's never been a better time in history to be born female. >> reporter: the rest of the political world is still asking whether she vile atted administration policy by using a personal e-mail as secretary of state. as republicans democrat answers, nervous democrats urging clinton to break her silence. >> what i will like is for her to come forward and say just what the situation is. the silence is going to hurt
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her. >> i agree with dianne feinstein. i think she need to explain what she did. she's called for the release of information. i not that's a good thing. >> reporter: -- i think that's a good thing. >> reporter: over the weekend president obama said he didn't know about her e-mail habits. >> at the same time everybody else learned it through news reports. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: the white house clarified his comments saying the president and secretary clinton did exchange e-mail. >> the point the president was making was not that he didn't know secretary clinton's e-mail address, he did. he was not aware of the details of how that e-mail address and server had been set up. >> reporter: the issue has snowballed into a new punch line on "saturday night live." >> this is not how hillary clinton goes down. [ laughter ] of. >> i mean, what did you think my e-mail said? hi, it's hillary, i really screwed up on benghazi today. please.
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[ laughter ] >> and our thanks to jeff zeleny for that report. isis may soon buckle to iraqi forces after just over a week of fighting in and around tikrit. iraqi commanders say the key city could be liberated in just days. now ben wedeman saw the battle close up and filed this report near the front lines. we've got to give a warning here some of his material you may find graphic. >> reporter: the leader has arrived at the front. he doesn't wear a uniform or hold an official rank but is perhaps the most powerful military leader in iraq. he heads the budid oregon and a predominantly shia paramilitary force that appears to be doing the lion's share of the fighting for tikrit. and he's confident his men can crush isis in iraq without the help of the u.s.-led coalition.
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"we don't need it and we don't want it," he tells me. "anyone who puts their faith in the international coalition to libt iraq is putting their -- liberate iraq is putting their faith in a mirage. of the people will iraq will liberate this country and put an end to isis." his men seem to be leading the fight with the iraqi army and sunni tribesmen playing a supporting role. the group boasts better know-how than the army. "we can listen in and jam isis' cell phones," says the commander. "the iraqi army doesn't have that technology." the group does acknowledge a little help from his friends. "yes we declare to the world we have iranian advisers and we're proud of them and thank them deeply for participating with us because iran has more experience than anyone else on earth in
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fighting terrorism. some of those advisers were here speaking broken arabic. they told me they were volunteers. whoever is helping, iraqi forces are making good progress despite isis lighting oil fires in an attempt to obscure the view of iraqi aircraft. in three days iraqi forces advanced 80 kilometers or 50 miles, but it hasn't been easy going. these are the remains of an isis truck bomb, and the closer they get to tikrit they can expect more of the same. officers here say they expect to take tikrit within days. car bombs, suicide bomber booby traps, we'll deal with them says the federal police commander. as they did with this isis truck hit by an air strike charred bodies strewn around it. deal with them, they did. ben wedeman, cnn, outside
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tikrit. we're joined from aman jordan, with more on the battle against isis. with some of the successes aside, the sectarian at play with shia forces coming into a sunni citi, this is is serious stuff. >> reporter: very sensitive. a lot of concern about that. these are primarily, as ben mentioned, the force that is going into tikrit that is close to the city. these are primarily made up of shia militias. concern about what happens next. we have heard from rights groups and wash dog groups like human rights -- watchdog groups like human rights that sunni villages obviously on a smaller scale in different provinces, they say there were atrocities committed by militias like these. there's a lot of concerns about reprisal attacks and what happens next. we've also heard from the top shia leadership in the country,
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the religious authority there. the ayatollah calling for restraint to these forces and also there is concern about the element of revenge in this battle. as you recall last year one of the worst attacks, atrocities that was committed by isis took place in tikrit. up to 1,700 shia recruits were taken, captured by isis from the camp in tikrit. the fate of all of them is really unknown. the iraqi government has not been able to answer the fate of these recruits. we've heard isis claiming they killed all 1,700. we've heard human rights watch saying they documented through satellite imagery what they believe to be mass graves of these shia recruits up to 770 of them. they said in the presidential complex, they are in tikrit. that incident we saw over the past year increased sectarian tensions in the country.
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a lot of concern that there will be revenge for these killings and the capture of these recruits when they go in. and of course, as we know to win the battle against isis to make any difference on the ground it is not only about capturing areas but about winning the sunni population and having them on board. tikrit is a big test in what happens next and how things unfold in iraq next. >> very true. reporting live from amman, jordan, this morning. thank you. italy may be heading for the record books. you will not believe how much snow has fallen in a single day. details ahead in our weather report. and great news for apple lovers. the company's released its latest device. we'll tell you you what you need to know. hey, girl. is it crazy that your soccer trophy is talking to you right now? it kinda is. it's as crazy as you not rolling over your old 401k. cue the horns... just harness the confidence it took you to win me and call td
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you in sync. you can even lock and unlock your transunion report with the swipe of a finger. come to and get in the know. this winter a lot of cities across the u.s. saw record snowfall. none quite like this. in fact a world record of more than eight feet or over 250 centimeters fell in one italian town in a single day. meteorologist pedram javaheri joins us now with more on what went down. >> can you imagine in one day's time -- >> incredible. >> create amounts coming down. this is a town about 140 kilometers east of rome in the mountains. of you only go up about 4,400
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feet or 1,600 motorseters high. a world record amount of snowfall in 24 hours. look at the images coming out of this town. folks wake up the next day from very little snow on the ground to over 101 inches coming down to the ground. the world meteorological organization will be going out there to verify the amounts and put it in the world record book as it would chatter the previous record out of the u.s. state of colorado. about 1,000 people call the region home where the snowfall came down in the town. and this particular storm actually caused an impressive windstorm across the tuscany region of italy. you see the perspective when the snow comes down in the next afternoon and evening. folks here digging out as they try to make their way perhaps into a pub there to enjoy the scene across the region. it 24-hour snowfall, 101 inches, 25 centimeters.
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previous world record for one-day amounts of snowfall of out of silver lake in colorado, that was 7 inches. so for in the winter season in boston massachusetts, 106 0105.5 inch so far this season. that's more than boston saw in all of january and february combined. see this tall man behind me that is the world's tallest living man, 98.8 inches tall 8'3" tall from turkey. and the snow would be above his head as well. but show you where the location is right there. there's rome, just east of rome into the mountains. 50-plus inches in 24 hours, they're no force for significant snowfall -- on notorious for significant snowfall in this town. this event one for the record books once it's verified in the next few hours. want to show what's happening across portions of california. this is a 7,800 feet high across the sequoia national park area. mineral king snow pack
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literally nonexistent. you see the disparity of nothing on the mountains, some of the mountains at least across the high sierra. compared to what's happening in italy. >> italy stealing everyone's snow. >> i'm sure they will give some to call if they could. >> indeed. they'll try and ship it -- >> we'll see. >> technology. thank you very much. speaking of technology apple unveils its newest product. it doesn't come cheap. find out how much this watch could set you back. plus, two piles are on course to make -- pilots are on course to make history as a fly around the world without a single drop of gas. we'll talk to one of them mid flight.
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this is very cool. plane attempting the first solar flight around the world is on the second leg of its journey. two swiss pilots took off from amman tuesday morning. their next stop is in india. they originated in abbe dabby. they complete -- abu dhabi. they completed the first leg of the voyage after flying 400 kilometers from abu dhabi. the entire trip is expected to take five months and cover 35,000 kilometers as you see there, encircling the globe. we're joined by one of these pilots he is on board the solar plane at this moment and flying it as we speak. thanks for joining us on cnn.
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first just tell me how do you assess the performance of the plane now this it's been up for a full day? >> the airplane has incredible performance because, of course it goes forever without any fuel. without the need for refueling. actually i am just loading my batteries in the air -- fueling my batteries in the air with the sun. the more i fly, the more energy i have. this is an absolutely fabulous feeling. >> that is fantastic. i should let our viewers know that we're watching via web cam. you as you pilot the plane feel free to give a wave if it's safe enough. we also have a shot of the control room in monaco. your team of people trying to make this successful. talk to me about your exact location and how you're going to
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navigate unpredictable winds, your first day over the weekend, i should say, your initial flight was delayed you because of unpredictable winds. the aircraft itself is quite light. >> there's a good forecast and good team. they're following the trajectorys on computerment right now i am in the mid of the arabian -- the middle of the arabian sea between oman and india. a flight of 1,500 kilometers. what is fantastic is that it will be the first time ever that there is a solar airplane flying in india. we hope to inspire a lot of people to use more energy and technologies, the technologies that we need so much to make a better future and better quality
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of life. this is what solar stand for. >> how much time until the rest of us see that technology? i know you and your team have spent more than a decade you but the airline industry has been skeptical the entire time. how viable is this type of flight for all of us? >> when the united states sent astronauts on the moon it was not to open transportation to have hotels and tourists on the moon. it was to develop new technologies that would be useful to everybody on the ground. and actually it's exactly the same. we don't top make a revolution in air transport. we want to make a revolution in the mind set of the people when these things give off energy saving. no other technologies we have on
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-- now the technologies on our airplane can be used on the ground to make more efficient engines. more efficient information. heating and cooling systems. it's important to know that with clean technologies we can decide about the energy consumption of the world and create a lot of jobs a lot of new products that make a better quality of life. it's good not only for the environment but also for the industry. >> it is ambitious, t hopeful, and we wish you and your co-pilot the best of luck on your journey. better trapped piccard, flying around the world in a solar-powered plane. this is the future. fantastic to watch that there. thanks for your time. apple has unveiled its first new gadget in years, the apple
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watch. ceo tim cook revealed the details at an event in san francisco monday. he said it's the most personal device the company has ever created. here's a look at everything you need to know about the apple watch. every apple watch has many different faces and many different configurations. you can see things like weather, your calendar control your music. you can even check your heartbeat, you can receive calls on your watch, read and respond to that message instantly. you you can read full emails, tap your watch to get your friend's attention. you can even send your heartbeats. the apple watch tracks your daily movement, it tracks you how long you're exercising and reminds you if you've been sitting too long. you you can keep track of the
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daily nuzews right at the moment it happens. i put my watch near the terminal and fade. that's. you you go to the iphone to see apps brows apps and download apps -- browse apps and download apps. you will find the apple watch app in ios 9. the apple watch four starts at $349. the collection starts at only $54. the apple -- $549. the apple watch is priced from $5,000. we're taking preorders beginning april 10th. the apple watch is available on april 2 th. >> there's a highlight there from some people worry that the 18 karat gold model could drive up the price of metal. apple expects to sell as many as one million of the gold watches every month. if sales meet the expectation, the company could use up to 1/3
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of the world's annual gold supply. other insiders however, believe sales of this pricey model will much likely be less. closer to 10,000 per year, not month. i'm errol barnett. i'll be back after the break. zain asher will join us for "newsroom." the traffic jam. scourge of 20th century city life. raiser of blood pressure. disrupter of supply chains. stealer of bedtime stories. polluter. frustrater. time thief. [cars honking] and one day soon we'll see the last one ever. cisco is building the internet of everything for connected cities today, that will confine the traffic jam to yesterday. cisco... ...tomorrow starts here. e financial noise
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aviation disaster. three french sports stars are among the dead in a helicopter crash in argentina. outrage and disgust after a police shooting claim the life of a minority teen in wisconsin. and the apple watch is finally unveiled. we'll ask an expert if you should buy it. hello, and welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm zain asher. >> good to be with you, i'm errol barnett. this is "cnn newsroom." we'll begin with a developing story out of argentina. some crew and contestants of a reality tv show were killed after two helicopters collided midair. here's what we know so far. ten people were killed in all, that includes two olympic medalists from france. i want to bring in our